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What screening plant to block out brick building?

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 10:50

You could plant something which is large and dense like laurel, which can be pruned easlily unlike Leylandii - which goes brown if you prune too hard. Or you could plant some trees, like apples, crab apples, flowering cherries, not evergreen but have blossom and a network of branches in winter. Or you could put up a pergola or tall trellis and grow clematis, honeysuckle (some evergreen, some not). Or climbing roses, but not evergreen.

Or if you want something more like Leylandii there are other conifers, but not as fast growing eg Thuja.

Jasmine problem

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 10:39

I would wait a little. Mine is only just coming out and I live in Dordogne. It's usually 3 weeks ahead of England here. Everything has been a bit late this year.

My evening last night - if I didn't laugh I'd have cried!

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 10:36

Veggiepatch, there was one good thing - the powercut didn't start when you were in the bath with the water draining away! Hope today is better.

Asparagus

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 10:29

Asparagus is pretty hardy, you normally plant it as one year crowns in the autumn, but I imagine you have grown it from seed. When I grew asparagus it used to seed itself sometimes and the babies survived the winter outside.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 10:20

Here the GC sells leeks for planting out in June.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 10:16

Morning all. Up late as out last night. My daffodils are well over and tulips are almost over, but hard to plant anything yet as leaves all over the place. But I often plant dahlias between daffodils and they usually survive the winter in the ground. I plant snowdrops all around the hostas then the hosta leaves hide the dying snowdrop leaves.

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 00:03

I love that stone trough and the colour arrangement in it.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 23:44

Did no gardening today, rained. A boring snippet for you all

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 23:43

Hello all and welcome Rosie. I've arrived a bit late. OH was singing in a concert with his choir so I went to watch and there was a supper afterwards. I was invited, well I had made 2 cakes for it.

Rosie, if you ask the right questions (the ones I know the answers to!) I may be able to answer! I've been gardening for around 40 years but been in Dordogne over half that time, so don't ask me when the last frost is!

red onions

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 23:32

I hope your foot op went well obelixx and it isn't too painful. I hope the garden waits for you, anyway sounds as though it won't be very long.

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